Steve Jacobs reportedly changed the passwords on his wife’s phone, chased her up the street, stole her diary and was ‘aggressive’ during their toxic eight-year marriage, court documents claim.
New details of the relationship between the Today show weatherman and wife Rosie have continued to emerge in the week since the couple’s split became public.
Daily Mail Australia last week revealed that Ms Jacobs had taken an AVO out against her estranged husband in January this year, months after they officially separated.
Friends of the pair have told Woman’s Day just how toxic things between Steve and Rosie got, while court documents relating to the AVO revealed she secretly videoed a dispute between them as they exchanged custody of their two daughters.
A close friend of the couple told the magazine Steve and Rosie had faced troubles in their marriage long before Ms Jacobs called it quits in late-2017.
‘These issues have been going on for the past two years,’ a friend claimed to the magazine.
‘He’s changed passwords on her phone, stolen her diary and chased her down the street in Coogee. He controlled all the finances.’
Rosie Jacobs, 39, filed for a Family Protection Order against her husband Steve at the Port Vila Magistrate Court in January.
According to court documents seen by Woman’s Day, Ms Jacobs told police she was forced to flee their Vanuatu home ‘due to his (Steve’s) aggressive behaviour’.
The interim AVO granted Ms Jacobs, a Channel Seven presenter, access to their two daughters and ordered Steve stay 100 metres away from her at all times.
Daily Mail Australia understands Ms Jacobs waved some conditions of the AVO soon after and that the order it no longer remains in place.
Ms Jacobs is believed to have filmed a dispute between the pair as they exchanged care of their daughters last year, with Steve reportedly saying to her: ‘You’re poison’
Rosie’s decision to file for an AVO in Vanuatu came almost two years after she spoke to police at Bondi Junction about her options in April 2016.
Having long faced battles in their marriage, Steve and Rosie moved to Vanuatu with their two daughters in what was seen as a ‘last ditch’ effort at making things work.
Leaving his $400,000-a-year role with the Today show after 12 years, Steve continued on in a position with Weekend Today after he moved to Port Vila.
At the time, he tearfully told his long-time friend Karl Stefanovic the move was what he and his family needed.
‘For the past 12 years, I haven’t been able to wake up once with my wife, haven’t been able to get the kids to daycare,’ Steve said.
But friends last week revealed the pair’s marriage continued to be unworkable and in late-2017 they split.
Ms Jacobs has since begun dating Canadian ex-commando Dylan Nash who she met through mutual friends in Vanuatu.
It is understood her current and former lovers were involved in an ‘altercation’ inside the packed Ultimate Fitness gym in Port Vila, Vanuatu, on February 24 this year.
A witness claimed Mr Nash was working out with a mate when Steve arrived and an altercation ensued.
‘The gym was pretty busy and Dylan was standing there talking to someone when all of a sudden Stevie came up to him,’ the witness told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Dylan’s well over six-foot and Stevie’s obviously much smaller, but he went up to him and shouted something about moving in on his wife.
‘I think Dylan just replied saying he’d lost his wife long before he came on the scene.’
An Ultimate Fitness employee confirmed the incident occurred at the gym but would not be drawn on further details.
‘They are two good members, one happened to be doing his thing and the other was there as well and I can’t really say more than that,’ the employee told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday.
‘If you need to know more you’ll have to talk to those guys. I can’t really comment.’
Police are reportedly aware of the altercation, but no official complaint was filed by either party.
Neither Steve, Rosie or Mr Nash responded to attempts for comment in recent days.
The pair met on Today in 2007, where Steve was a star weatherman and Rosie one of the breakfast show’s producers.
In 2010, after Steve finalised his divorce to wife of two decades Alison, he and Rosie tied the knot in Bali.
The pair welcomed their first daughter Isabella in 2011 and their second Francesca in April 2013.
The couple’s family home in Coogee, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, was recently put up for sale. It is set to fetch north of $4million when it goes under the hammer.
The couple purchased the four-bedroom home in 2011 for $2.55million and had been renting it since moving to Vanuatu.
Ballard Property Group Double Bay has listed the property for auction on April 7.